My dad starting growing garlic, a little more each year. We ended up with a pile of it this year. He said to do garlic "shots" chased with peanut butter if we started getting a cold. Husband got sick last Friday. I started doing my garlic that day. Husband didn't believe me, stuck with his vit C pills. I took those too, and some vit D. I felt the cold coming on Sunday. Made it to work Monday and Tuesday. My nose never did stop up like it normally would. Never got to my lungs, no cough. Just a light "I don't feel that good" but I never did get actually for-real sick like my husband did. He started doing the garlic shots with me. LOL So, I chopped up the garlic really fine. Took a spoon, grabbed a spoonful of peanut butter. Used a knife to level it off. Pushed 2 cloves worth of garlic onto it, then capped it with peanut butter. Swallow it. If you chew it, you'll notice that garlic is hotter than you think raw! Did that 4 times a day, combined with 2000 mg of vit C and 1000 mg of vit D-3. Mild sinus headache. Could feel something was going on, but it was weird how my nose never actually clogged up. The way it hit me I thought I'd be down for the count, but it never got worse than the first day. Everyone else who had it was feeling crummy for like a week. Dad hasn't been sick at all this season, but I think he does those garlic shots for fun on a regular basis. The best part? I took Ibprofen. Nothing else. No nyquil, nothing. IBprofen reduces sinus swelling, and that's all I needed. Husband was so bad off he had to break out the mucinex.